Lateral Files + Pedestals

Universal Storage

by Steelcase
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    Universal, our most versatile and extensive storage offering, expands what storage can do, while working seamlessly with a broad range of freestanding and panel systems.

    Features

    More than Filing
    Content for Collaboration
    Maximizing Real Estate
    Unified Aesthetics
    Unlimited Possibilities

    More than Filing

    More than Filing

    Expand What Storage Can Do

    Storage should do more than hold files. It should augment your work process: provide easy access to materials, maximize real estate, act as a forum for collaboration, and contribute to a unified workplace aesthetic.

    Universal, our most versatile and extensive storage offering, expands what storage can do, while working seamlessly with a broad range of freestanding and panel systems.

    Content for Collaboration

    Content for Collaboration

    Make Collaboration More Spontaneous

    Effective storage can make collaboration more spontaneous and productive. Universal lateral files with cushion top welcome guests for impromptu conversations, while also allowing users quick access to their personal possessions. Adjacent Universal lateral files in a team space provide storage for supplies and project artifacts, such as samples and swatches, reducing clutter on the worksurface.

    Maximizing Real Estate

    Maximizing Real Estate

    Maximize Your Work Environment

    To save workplace real estate, storage should be integrated in innovative ways and do more than simply hold materials. With its unified design aesthetic, Universal storage elegantly defines the workspace. Lateral files, towers, cabinets, bookcases and bins create boundaries, add visual privacy and effective storage. With a consistent aesthetic and comprehensive storage choices, Universal helps maximize your work environment.

    Unified Aesthetics

    Unified Aesthetics

    Create a Consistent Design Aesthetic

    Universal storage integrates seamlessly with other Steelcase systems. A natural fit with our most popular lines, such as c:scape, FrameOne and Answer, Universal works in freestanding and panel applications and on- or off-module configurations.

    For a consistent design aesthetic, the clear choice is Universal.

    Unlimited Possibilities

    Unlimited Possibilities

    Our most extensive and versatile storage line, Universal offers an array of sizes, drawer and shelf configurations, choices in steel, laminate and wood veneer, options in pulls, casters and glides, as well as both Steelcase standard and custom surface materials.

    Insights

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    Insight 1: Workers Need Information Quickly

    Nearly 100% of workers need quick, relevant information in order to do their job.

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    Insight 2: Project Teams + Group Work

    The need for collaboration gives rise to more project teams and group work that requires ready access to stored materials.

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    Insight 3: Mobile Workers

    Mobile workers need both short-term storage for project materials and personal items, as well as long-term archival storage.

    Sustainability

    Overview
    Life Cycle
    LEED Contribution
    Certifications

    Overview

    Overview

    Designing for Sustainability

    We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

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    84 %

    Up to

    recycled content

    99 %

    Up to

    recyclable

    Life Cycle

    Life Cycle

    Materials

    Steel Fronts

    Up to 99% recyclable
    Made with up to 31% recycled content

    Wood Fronts

    Up to 88% recyclable
    Made with up to 39% recycled content

    Worksurfaces

    Up to 31% recyclable
    Made with up to 84% recycled content

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    LEED Contribution

    LEED Contribution

    Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.

    Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

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    Universal Storage LEED Contribution

    Steel Fronts

    • Recycled content
    • Regional materials
    • Low-Emitting materials
    • Sustainable purchasing

    Wood Fronts

    • Recycled content
    • Regional materials
    • Rapidly renewable materials
    • Certified wood
    • Low-Emitting materials
    • Sustainable purchasing

    Worksurfaces

    • Recycled content
    • Regional materials
    • Low-Emitting materials
    • Sustainable purchasing

    Certifications

    Certifications

    Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Universal Storage has achieved the following certifications:

    Cradle to Cradle Certified™

    Silver (Steel fronts only)

    ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

    Level 1 (steel fronts + wood fronts)

    SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified

    SCS IAQ (wood fronts + worksurfaces)
    SCS IAQ Gold (steel front + worksurfaces)

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    Specifications

    Standard + Optional Features
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features

    Universal Bins + Shelves

    • ITC (In The Case) Door
      • Flat-front steel front
      • Wood front
      • Picture frame with glass front
      • Markerboard insert
      • Acrylic insert
      • Custom insert
    • OTC (Over The Case) Door
      • Flat-front
      • Radius steel front
      • Picture frame with glass front
      • Markerboard insert
      • Acrylic insert
      • Custom insert
    • CF (Curved Front Bin) Door
      • Painted
      • Wood
    • Sliding Door
      • Steel
      • Wood

    Universal Lateral Files + Pedestals

    Standard

    • 5H standard with fixed shelf and receding door in top opening; 13.5″H opening supports binder storage
    • 1″H steel top
    • Finished back
    • Removable drawer fronts

    Optional

    • Front styles
      • Flush
      • Steel
      • Proud steel
      • Proud wood
    • Pull styles
      • Integral (flush only)
      • Contemporary
      • Jazz
      • Bar
      • Handle
      • c:scape (proud only)
    • Tops
      • Security
      • No top
      • Laminate
      • Wood
    • Individual locking drawers
    • Integrated Storage
      • 1-High for Extended Range Ology Desks
      • 1.5-High for Basic Range Ology Desks
      • 1-High for Extended Range Migration SE Desks
      • 1.5-High for Basic Range Migration SE Desks

    Universal Cabinets + Bookcases

    • Combination Cabinet
    • Storage Cabinet
    • Wardrobe Cabinet

    Universal Towers

    • Depth: 24″, 30″ (Open Side, Vertical Drawer, and Workstation Vertical)
    • Width: 15″ (Workstation Vertical), 24″
    • Height: 47-1/2″, 52″, 65-1/2″

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    Global Availability

    Global Availability


    This product is available in the following regions:

    • Central America
    • South America
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Middle East
    • Africa
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